Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Teacarina, the Musical Tea Cup

Every once in a while, I allow myself to splurge on something tea related that isn't practical but just simply fun and I've been coveting one of these for quite some time. It's a Teacarina, part tea cup and part ocarina. It is surprisingly functional and pretty to look at but with the added benefit of being able to annoy everyone within hearing range. It is double walled and features four variably sized holes on one side and a single large hole on the other. Even though I don't own one, it is nice to know that they are dishwasher safe. It's nice to not have to worry about ruining some sensitive piece of teaware for once. As someone possessing very little musical ability, I definitely do not sound like the person in the video below. The included fingering chart was relatively easy to follow, I just don't quite have the coordination or lung capacity to make it happen. Maybe with enough tea and practice I can some day.